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October 2018 News for USS Lagrange

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on October 21, 2018 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes October 20th, 2018,

Harbor/On Tap Restaurant, Portage Lakes, Akron OH

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Judy Mosser , Jon Dodson, Julie Washington, Bob Swiger, Mike Balough, Patrick Mills

Submitted by Nancy Milford .

In Treasury: Balance this month is $274.09. Money that we raised at the GhoulardiFest, was just sent to the Cleveland Food Bank.

 

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmall— December 8-9 in Canton. www.oddmall.info

Buckeye Comic Con Nov. 18 https://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php

Cleveland Food Bank Volunteer Recognition Event. October 24th. RSVP by Oct. 18th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annual-meeting-and-volunteer-recognition-event-tickets-50690460532

Albany New York Convention https://www.northeasttrekcon.com/

Steel City Con December 7-9 www.steelcitycon.com They have added two more excellent guests.

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Business:

Debriefing: GhoulardiFest—Nancy, Ted, Mike, Karlene, Tonya and Bubbie, Kevin all contributed to make this a success for the club’s food bank money raising. $259 was raised ! We must give thanks, also, to the person who donated a large DeForrest Kelly autographed plaque. Another wonderful person took that home for a $100 donation to the Food Bank. As Jon said, “he got the Real McCoy”. Ugh….

Friends of Lagrange also participated in the famous Pizza Eating Contest. Mike Mace came in Second and author, Mike Olszewsky came in Third. Big Chuck and Lil John somehow managed to squeeze in another such contest and costume rev iew at the very cold DeBord Halloween Party.

Karlene sang in the Karaoke contest as well.

Lots of good music, including some played for Nancy and Ted’s anniversary.

While there we saw Claud DeBord, still recuperating from his Halloween Community Party at Derby Downs. He seemed pleased at how it turned out, though they had only a few port-a-potties and barely enough electricity. Lots of room though. Per Jason’s idea, we wondered with him whether Cuyahoga Falls could host this some year in the newly opened-up downtown area. We also brought this up later with one of the city’s councilmen. We’ll see what happens next year.

The big highlight was meeting the daughter of Vincent Price, Victoria. She joined us in a love-fest for her father and told quite a few good stories about him as an actor and also as her father. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Supernatural Convention Nancy and Ted attended this convention, which was a welcome-back to Creation Con to Ohio. That organization has been around for 47 years, and they started off with Star Trek conventions.

This one was devoted to the long-running spooky TV program, Supernatural. Many of the stars were present including Mark Pellegrino and Ruth Connell. Ted was quite taken with Ruth and her Scottish accent.

Rather small con, but was packed with non-stop activities. Everything from sing-along Karaoke night to panels to costume contests. Also the actors ran their own parties and workshops.

Tight-knit group of actors, who while often using salty language, clearly loved each other and the fans.

They said that this was a one-off for Cleveland for this particular con, because there were so many other cities wanting Supernatural to come their way. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival Decorators’ Breakfast. Nancy, Ted, and Karlene Lewallen got up early for this. Nice food and we were welcomed in as veterans of this annual event. They assured us that we have our usual spot in the room, while also having their look of vague anxiety about what we might be bringing in next for decorations.

Went over with them the name of our tree and how we wanted it to be presented. We gave them the card of a local author (see below).

We received a coupon for Joanne Fabrics to help with our costs.

Were given posters to distribute to publicize this important community festival.

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November. Will have a Food Bank table here. They plan to celebrate Superman’s 80th Birthday. Mike Savene was also at the GhoulardiFest. He may have gained another vendor with Vicki Stracensky being interested in coming with the book that she and Dick Goddard wrote for children about weather.

http://akroncomicon.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. Decorating Day. Novemb er 13th. Sounds like Nancy, Ted, Judy and Larry will be helping with this. This is in the Akron Convention Center and our tree will be in the same location in the room as last year. Dress in layers, just in case it is cold, because we will be near the door. May not have a theatre chair this year, as Tim Gillespie (former Captain and talented upholsterer does not have a good place to do this work), but we do have many amazing autographed items to go with the tree.

Opening Night Gala November 16th Ted will be wearing a combination of Thanos and Aquaman for his costume on the festival opening night. . Judy and Shari will be volunteering then too. See the link about this fun evening. Can volunteer or just attend. Dessert Only tickets are relatively affordable.

https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Holiday-Tree-Festival.html

Patrick says that he has supported the hospital over the years with tin can recycling donations.

 

Steel City Con in December. Nancy, Ted, Karlene, Tonya and Bubbie will be attending for at least one day.

 

Lagrange Holiday Party January 5th at 3:00 at Judy’s House (as soon as we announced this, there was a completely un-prompted chorus of “Judy Judy Judy” with the requisite fake Cary Grant accent. ) Sigh….poor Judy.  There will be a showing of either Star Trek TV series or some Trek-based movies on t he big-screen.

Patrick Mills reminded us that he was the one who originally brought our famed Talosian action figure to a Christmas party. Sing his praises everyone.

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Region One’s online newsletter’s newest issue is out.

---Don’t forget the Northeast Trek Convention that is listed above. It is being run by fellow Starfleet members. Looks to have some good guests.

--At Starfleet’s International Conference, they discussed the revamping of our organization’s handbook. Also how our database is in trouble and that they are working to fix that problem.

--Starfleet’s Communique is accepting articles, pictures, etc. for the beginning-of-the-year issue. Deadline is January 6th.

 

The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Jason talked space and science. Really likes the new First Man movie.

-- Nancy and Ted shared their Cleveland trip experiences. This included seeing Hello Dolly at the Palace Theatre and meeting some of the actors. Also the dining splendor of The Marble Room. The trip also had shopping in the beautiful old Arcade and lunching at another Michael Symon restaurant, Mabel’s. Beautiful views from their room at the restored Drury Hotel too. Shared pictures.

--Talked science fiction TV and movies, including Dr. Who.

--Patrick brought a photo album of his nature pictures. These are probably professional-level. Stunning.

--Bob and Julie showed pictures of some excellent Ohio holiday excursions, one of them very near the John Glenn house.

--Jon and Nancy shared cute baby stories about his daughter, Ellen, and her grand-nephew, Noah, who is learning how to do the Vulcan Hand Salute.

--Karlene reported on Mike Witherby is back in the hospital after injuring his foot.

--Mike Balough is doing OK even though he is undergoing radiation treatments again for his cancer.

--This was Lagrange’s 36th Anniversary Dinner. We had a very good time at Portage Lakes and had a gorgeous view of the water….until the storm clouds swept in and whipped up the waves.

Judy brought a lovingly decorated cake and we also had a fun door prize exchange. (see pictures).

 

Next Meeting will be back at Rocco’s and will be on November 27th.

 

 

USS Lagrange News October 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on October 21, 2018 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes October 20th, 2018,

Harbor/On Tap Restaurant, Portage Lakes, Akron OH

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Judy Mosser , Jon Dodson, Julie Washington, Bob Swiger, Mike Balough, Patrick Mills

Submitted by Nancy Milford .

In Treasury: Balance this month is $274.09. Money that we raised at the GhoulardiFest, was just sent to the Cleveland Food Bank.

 

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmall— December 8-9 in Canton. www.oddmall.info

Buckeye Comic Con Nov. 18 https://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php

Cleveland Food Bank Volunteer Recognition Event. October 24th. RSVP by Oct. 18th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annual-meeting-and-volunteer-recognition-event-tickets-50690460532

Albany New York Convention https://www.northeasttrekcon.com/

Steel City Con December 7-9 www.steelcitycon.com They have added two more excellent guests.

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Business:

Debriefing: GhoulardiFest—Nancy, Ted, Mike, Karlene, Tonya and Bubbie, Kevin all contributed to make this a success for the club’s food bank money raising. $259 was raised ! We must give thanks, also, to the person who donated a large DeForrest Kelly autographed plaque. Another wonderful person took that home for a $100 donation to the Food Bank. As Jon said, “he got the Real McCoy”. Ugh….

Friends of Lagrange also participated in the famous Pizza Eating Contest. Mike Mace came in Second and author, Mike Olszewsky came in Third. Big Chuck and Lil John somehow managed to squeeze in another such contest and costume rev iew at the very cold DeBord Halloween Party.

Karlene sang in the Karaoke contest as well.

Lots of good music, including some played for Nancy and Ted’s anniversary.

While there we saw Claud DeBord, still recuperating from his Halloween Community Party at Derby Downs. He seemed pleased at how it turned out, though they had only a few port-a-potties and barely enough electricity. Lots of room though. Per Jason’s idea, we wondered with him whether Cuyahoga Falls could host this some year in the newly opened-up downtown area. We also brought this up later with one of the city’s councilmen. We’ll see what happens next year.

The big highlight was meeting the daughter of Vincent Price, Victoria. She joined us in a love-fest for her father and told quite a few good stories about him as an actor and also as her father. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Supernatural Convention Nancy and Ted attended this convention, which was a welcome-back to Creation Con to Ohio. That organization has been around for 47 years, and they started off with Star Trek conventions.

This one was devoted to the long-running spooky TV program, Supernatural. Many of the stars were present including Mark Pellegrino and Ruth Connell. Ted was quite taken with Ruth and her Scottish accent.

Rather small con, but was packed with non-stop activities. Everything from sing-along Karaoke night to panels to costume contests. Also the actors ran their own parties and workshops.

Tight-knit group of actors, who while often using salty language, clearly loved each other and the fans.

They said that this was a one-off for Cleveland for this particular con, because there were so many other cities wanting Supernatural to come their way. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival Decorators’ Breakfast. Nancy, Ted, and Karlene Lewallen got up early for this. Nice food and we were welcomed in as veterans of this annual event. They assured us that we have our usual spot in the room, while also having their look of vague anxiety about what we might be bringing in next for decorations.

Went over with them the name of our tree and how we wanted it to be presented. We gave them the card of a local author (see below).

We received a coupon for Joanne Fabrics to help with our costs.

Were given posters to distribute to publicize this important community festival.

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November. Will have a Food Bank table here. They plan to celebrate Superman’s 80th Birthday. Mike Savene was also at the GhoulardiFest. He may have gained another vendor with Vicki Stracensky being interested in coming with the book that she and Dick Goddard wrote for children about weather.

http://akroncomicon.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. Decorating Day. Novemb er 13th. Sounds like Nancy, Ted, Judy and Larry will be helping with this. This is in the Akron Convention Center and our tree will be in the same location in the room as last year. Dress in layers, just in case it is cold, because we will be near the door. May not have a theatre chair this year, as Tim Gillespie (former Captain and talented upholsterer does not have a good place to do this work), but we do have many amazing autographed items to go with the tree.

Opening Night Gala November 16th Ted will be wearing a combination of Thanos and Aquaman for his costume on the festival opening night. . Judy and Shari will be volunteering then too. See the link about this fun evening. Can volunteer or just attend. Dessert Only tickets are relatively affordable.

https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Holiday-Tree-Festival.html

Patrick says that he has supported the hospital over the years with tin can recycling donations.

 

Steel City Con in December. Nancy, Ted, Karlene, Tonya and Bubbie will be attending for at least one day.

 

Lagrange Holiday Party January 5th at 3:00 at Judy’s House (as soon as we announced this, there was a completely un-prompted chorus of “Judy Judy Judy” with the requisite fake Cary Grant accent. ) Sigh….poor Judy.  There will be a showing of either Star Trek TV series or some Trek-based movies on t he big-screen.

Patrick Mills reminded us that he was the one who originally brought our famed Talosian action figure to a Christmas party. Sing his praises everyone.

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Region One’s online newsletter’s newest issue is out.

---Don’t forget the Northeast Trek Convention that is listed above. It is being run by fellow Starfleet members. Looks to have some good guests.

--At Starfleet’s International Conference, they discussed the revamping of our organization’s handbook. Also how our database is in trouble and that they are working to fix that problem.

--Starfleet’s Communique is accepting articles, pictures, etc. for the beginning-of-the-year issue. Deadline is January 6th.

 

The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Jason talked space and science. Really likes the new First Man movie.

-- Nancy and Ted shared their Cleveland trip experiences. This included seeing Hello Dolly at the Palace Theatre and meeting some of the actors. Also the dining splendor of The Marble Room. The trip also had shopping in the beautiful old Arcade and lunching at another Michael Symon restaurant, Mabel’s. Beautiful views from their room at the restored Drury Hotel too. Shared pictures.

--Talked science fiction TV and movies, including Dr. Who.

--Patrick brought a photo album of his nature pictures. These are probably professional-level. Stunning.

--Bob and Julie showed pictures of some excellent Ohio holiday excursions, one of them very near the John Glenn house.

--Jon and Nancy shared cute baby stories about his daughter, Ellen, and her grand-nephew, Noah, who is learning how to do the Vulcan Hand Salute.

--Karlene reported on Mike Witherby is back in the hospital after injuring his foot.

--Mike Balough is doing OK even though he is undergoing radiation treatments again for his cancer.

--This was Lagrange’s 36th Anniversary Dinner. We had a very good time at Portage Lakes and had a gorgeous view of the water….until the storm clouds swept in and whipped up the waves.

Judy brought a lovingly decorated cake and we also had a fun door prize exchange. (see pictures).

 

Next Meeting will be back at Rocco’s and will be on November 27th.

 

 

USS Lagrange News September 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on October 2, 2018 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes September 25th, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Kevin Sain, Larry Brainard, Judy Mosser , Tonya and Bubby Halchek and Jay Vitale.

Submitted by Nancy Milford .

In Treasury: Balance this month is $303.09. $247 that we raised at the Bowl-a-thon, was just sent to the Akron Canton Food Bank.

 

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

 

Oddmalls— October 13-14 in Toledo, December 8-9 in Canton. www.oddmall.info

Cleveland Comic Con October 7 and Buckeye Comic Con Nov. 18 -both Jeff Harper Productions https://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php

Cleveland Food Bank Volunteer Recognition Event. October 24th. RSVP by Oct. 18th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annual-meeting-and-volunteer-recognition-event-tickets-50690460532

Albany New York Convention https://www.northeasttrekcon.com/

Steel City Con December 7-9 www.steelcitycon.com They have added two more excellent guests.

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Business:

Debriefing: Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Star Wars Movie Concert—Nancy, Ted, and Jason were joined by Nancy’s niece, Emily and her boyfriend Mike and Mike’s mother. Pitched light sabre battles on either side of the hill, the greatest orchestra in the world, and one of our favorite movies helped to cap off Blossom’s 50th Anniversary and the orchestra’s 100th Birthday. Good concert and because the orchestra so superb, we almost forgot that it was down there playing the music for the film. Every time there was a fight in Star Wars, the hill lit up with everyone’s own personal light sabre. Very colorful evening, especially as the great fireworks ended the celebration. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Met Cleveland Food Bank representative at Progressive Field: Nancy and Ted met Sarah from the Food Bank. Turns out that she is a big Trek fan (she has a Vulcan hand salute picture tattooed on her chest). Dropped off one of our flyers with her.

 

Debriefing: Annual Lagrange Picnic on Portage Lakes. Nancy, Ted, Judy, Shari, Debbie Witherby, Mike Balough, Gary Kruger, Jason Kyer, Karlene Lewallen , and Larry Brainard picnicked on the lake and had a wonderful 3-hour tour on a pontoon boat. Thanks to Larry for arranging the shelter and for piloting the boat.

Also thanks to Judy and Shari for getting the cake and for decorating it so beautifully. We had other good food, including cucumber sandwiches, which poor Larry mistook for chocolate cookies. Disappointment !

Hot day, but some of us refreshed ourselves in the lake and later we were treated to sprays from a fountain while we were on the lake. Lots of beautiful scenery, including lovely ladies and gentlemen taking advantage of the sun. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Annual Barberton Labor Day Parade We came in 2nd Place in the Most Unusual category. A group with vintage bicycles came in 1st. A child singing ensemble won Best of Parade. Larry’s two wonderful grandchildren, Ella and Charlie, joined Mike B., Nancy, Ted, and Judy in the shuttlecraft. Also there was a lovely exchange student from Italy named Cecilia, who suddenly found herself in a Star Trek uniform and wearing purple beads. Shari rode in the back of the tow vehicle with her dog, who was also wearing a uniform. Hot day, but we survived it. Hamburgers at Hodges afterward. Ted presented our trophy and also medals to the participants. (pictures attached)

 

DeBriefing: OddMall Outpost Store Grand Opening Nancy and Ted checked out this business. A permanent place to find OddMall’s regular artists and crafters. Storytelling (a friend of Nancy’s was a participant), face-painting, cosplay, and music added to the day. They also had a food truck to feed the hungry shoppers. The interesting thing is that it is in an old Assembly of God church. They changed the lettering on the building to “Assembly of Odd”. It is located on Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. See the Oddmall link above for more info.

 

Debriefing: Odd Mall Rubber City Rumble at Derby Downs Nancy and Ted attended this in even more hot temperatures. Poor turn-out and the fact that the city did not come through with promises to OddMall meant that that will be the last one at that location. Some good loot was brought home nonetheless.

 

Debriefing: Shatner Tour at the Akron Civic Theatre: Nancy, Ted, Judy (and 2 of her children) attended this event. Also ran into Lagrange alum, Robin Hershey. Robin and Ted had VIP seats in the front, but the rest were up in upper balcony with one of the theatre ghosts. Some attendees wore uniforms and the packed audience were enthusiastic and showed appreciation during the screening of The Wrath of Khan. Much applause and emotion shown.

Afterwards was an hour-long Q&A with Mr. Shatner. Aided somewhat by a Cleveland DJ named Bill Lewis, our noble captain answered submitted questions in his usual long rambling and entertaining way. He told about being pulled over by police while still wearing one of his costumes and also about pulling jokes on the DeForrest Kelley. He also spoke about his beloved horses and his daughters. Apparently those little scamps made him pretend that he saw a gremlin while on an airplane trip together.

Occasionally a little incoherent, but always thoughtful and funny. Must be remembered that he is 87 years old.

Following that portion of the evening, the VIPs got to have a photo op and got to speak to the man of the evening. Ted shared his photo. (see attached)

Be warned: William Shatner has a new book out, as well as upcoming CDs—one is country western and one is for Christmas called “Shatner Claus”.

Beautiful old theatre.

 

October 12-14. DeBord Halloween Party, Ghoulardifest, and the introduction of a Supernatural convention are in Northeast Ohio at this time.

Creation Con is running the Supernatural event and it is called The Giving Back Tour. https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_cleveland.htm

 

GhoulardiFest is moving back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and want to split the activities up into separate buildings. http://www.theghoulardifest.com/

Also,…big news…Victoria Price (daughter of the famous actor, Vincent) will be appearing on Friday. Don’t want to miss that !

This is what we decided to do: Be at GhoulardiFest to raise money for the Cleveland Food Bank. Nancy and Ted will be going to Supernatural Convention on Friday night and all-day Saturday, but will be at Ghoulardifest the rest of the time. So far, we have Karlene, Kevin, and Sean to man the table at the GhoulardiFest, but would like to have more if possible. Sounds like Bubby and his friend might be interested. Ted has contacted the Fest and they will be giving us 2 tables. Will have plenty of room.

Weather being uncertain, dress in layers .

 

DeBord Halloween Party Oct. 13th. This is going to be at Derby Downs. Big Chuck and Lil John are planning to be there for the costume contest and pizza-eating contest at the same time as the GhoulardiFest. https://www.debordhalloweenfestival.com/

 

Jason reported that he will not be able to help with any of the above, as he will be either working or gambling. He was teased that any winnings would be sure to go to the food bank.

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival—Decorator’s Breakfast Octob er 17. 8:30. Fairlawn Country Club.

Our last chance to make changes to their information and for our signage. 1 complimentary ticket for someone ! Good food. (see below for more about festival)

 

 

This will be our October Meeting ! USS Lagrange Anniversary Party October 20th at Harbor Front Grille on Portage Lakes 5:00. Made reservation for upstairs for 12 people. Please let us know if you plan to join us at this lovely venue. New management and they have enlarged their space. There will be cake and door prizes. http://www.harborakron.com/

 

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November. Will have a Food Bank table here. They plan to celebrate Superman’s 80th Birthday.

http://akroncomicon.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. Decorating Day. Novemb er 13th. Sounds like Nancy, Ted, Judy and Larry will be helping with this. This is in the Akron Convention Center and our tree will be in the same location in the room as last year. Dress in layers, just in case it is cold, because we will be near the door.

We need to decide what Ted will be wearing for the festival opening night. He usually wears an attention-getting costume. Judy and Shari may be volunteering then too. See the link about this fun evening.

https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Holiday-Tree-Festival.html

 

Steel City Con in December. Nancy and Ted will be attending for at least one day.

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Region One’s online newsletter has a deadline of October 1st for submissions.

--Mentioned the Northeast Trek Convention that is listed above. It is being run by fellow Starfleet members. Looks to have some good guests.

--Since we have a new Starfleet member(Bubby) we talked about how it is different now and what he should expect in his email in his membership package.

 

The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Jason gave a review of the new Magnum P.I. series. He liked it.

--Watched some of the season premiere of NCIS.

--Talked to Tonya about future events.

--Shared picture of Ted’s birthday greeting at Progressive Field. It said “Happy Birthday Ted Bronko. Live Long and Prosper” for all the world to see. (see attached). He also had a Vulcan hand salute on his birthday cake. Lots of frosting !

--Talked about the beautiful new trains on the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad Line. Hoping that Larry (who is a brakeman) can tell us more about these romantic vintage trains next time.

--Nancy showed some of the Emmy Creative Arts Ceremony, where they had a wonderful wonderful tribute to Star Trek. Lots of actors from the various series were there, as well as many of the creative people behind the scenes. William Shatner accepted the award on all of their behalves. Follow the link to see it. Not to be missed ! http://www.emmys.com/video/2018-creative-arts-emmys-tribute-star-trek

--Karlene reported on Mike Witherby, still in rehab and is feeling mighty poorly.

--Mike Balough is not feeling well either. He is undergoing radiation treatments again for his cancer.

 

Next Meeting will be our Anniversary Dinner mentioned above.

We will be deciding about our Annual Holiday Party at that time.

Don’t go to Rocco’s in October for a meeting.

 

USS Lagrange July 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on August 9, 2018 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes July 31, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Kevin Sain, Mike Balough, Larry Brainerd, Jon Dodson, Sean Patterson, Judy Mosser .

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $469.09. Some funds may be used for tree festival decorations. $247 is from what we raised at the Akron Canton Comic Con. Also from the Walking Dead theatre cardboard stand-up that we gave for a $25 donation to the Food Bank.

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Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

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Business:

Debriefing: Movie Outings—Various Lagrange members went to see the Antman and The Wasp at the Highland Theatre. Funny with familiar actors. Stan Lee makes his usual appearance late in the movie. Must remember that this venue has no air conditioning !

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. 6:30. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season. Will have pizza, prizes, 50/50 drawing and lots of fun. Sean has promised that the air conditioning will be working. Also come and meet his famous parents !

 

Please please help spread the word for the Food Bank.

https://www.facebook.com/Jednota-Lanes-Bowling-Center-257084611035557/

 

https://www.mapquest.com/us/ohio/jednota-lanes-355394906

 

Our own Cleveland Orchestra plays Star Wars music along with the movie at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls. Friday August 31st. Some members plan to attend . Let us know if you are interested. https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/18-blossom--summer/18-blossom-festival---concerts/2018-08-31-star-wars/

 

Picnic is September 2nd. Noon. Lake Front Dr and Chesterfield on Portage Lakes. Will eat and commune for a couple of hours and then we will see if we will have our annual 3-Hour Tour pontoon boat trip on Portage Lakes.

Per tradition: bring food to share, grillables, and beverage.

Already planned for our meal : cake, beans, chips.

 

William Shatner Tour comes to the Akron Civic Theatre. September 23rd at 5. Tickets start at $50. Discounts can be found through Groupon and Living Social e-mail discount services. Also there is a small discount on the tour’s website. Already been articles about the tour online. Nancy, Judy, Sherry, and Ted will be going. Ted is getting a VIP pass, which can only be purchased through Ticketmaster. They will show Wrath of Khan followed by a Q&A session. The VIPS get autographs, photos and a special patch.

Will forward a special email to Lagrange people about that discount. Here is the website: http://williamshatnertour.com/

 

October 12-14. This is a weekend of dilemnas. DeBord Halloween Party, Ghoulardifest and the introduction of a Supernatural convention are in Northeast Ohio at this time.

Creation Con is running the Supernatural event and it is called The Giving Back Tour. They raise money for a specific local charity at each location. This charity is Family Promise to help homeless families. https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_cleveland.htm

Some of us have pretty much decided to focus on going to Supernatural for fun instead of GhoulardiFest. Some of the reasons are that the bigger con will be more exciting and also we want to welcome back Creation Cons to Northeast Ohio.

GhoulardiFest has problems in that they are moving back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and want to split the activities up into separate buildings. Could hurt vendors and our chances of raising money. http://www.theghoulardifest.com/ However, if we can get enough people to show up for GhoulardiFest to raise money for the Cleveland Food Bank, that would be great. Please let us know if you are interested.

Big Chuck is feeling poorly lately and he is a good reason to show up for that Fest.

 

DeBord Halloween Party Oct. 13th. This is going to be at Derby Downs…maybe. They are facing some issues too, such as the City of Akron not being as supportive as they have been in the past.

Big Chuck and Lil John are planning to be there for the costume contest and pizza-eating contest at the same time as the GhoulardiFest. Doesn’t sound like a good idea. https://www.debordhalloweenfestival.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival—Decorator’s Breakfast Octob er 17. 8:30. Fairlawn Country Club.

Our last chance to make changes to their information and for our signage. 1 complimentary ticket for someone ! Good food. (see below for more about festival)

 

USS Lagrange Anniversary Party October 20th at Harbor Front Grille on Portage Lakes 5:00. Liked this place last year. New management and they have enlarged their space. http://www.harborakron.com/

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November. Will have a Food Bank table here. They plan to celebrate Superman’s 80th Birthday.

http://akroncomicon.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. We have sent in the form for this.

Our tree’s name (which is Larry’s idea) is “Have a Marvel-ous Christmas ! “

We will be decorating it November 13th.

https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Holiday-Tree-Festival.html

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--Look for Region One’s newest online newsletter and for Starfleet’s newest Communique in your emails or on their websites

--Starfleet is redoing their Facebook page. Still trying to explore the new website !

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Talked about all of the new Star Trek TV series and movies. Several have reservations about Quentin Tarantino. Also discussed Killjoys and the Dr. Who Shada special.

--Nancy reported on some of the panels from San Diego Con that could be viewed online. SyFyChannel, IMDB, and Marvel on YouTube probably still have many of the videos to be viewed.

--Send thoughts and prayers towards both of our Mikes. They are experiencing health problems. --Also to member, Cody Hauser. He and his wife, lost their baby.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail August 27th at 7:00.

 


USS Lagrange News July 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on August 9, 2018 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes July 31, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Kevin Sain, Mike Balough, Larry Brainerd, Jon Dodson, Sean Patterson, Judy Mosser .

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $469.09. Some funds may be used for tree festival decorations. $247 is from what we raised at the Akron Canton Comic Con. Also from the Walking Dead theatre cardboard stand-up that we gave for a $25 donation to the Food Bank.

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Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

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Business:

Debriefing: Movie Outings—Various Lagrange members went to see the Antman and The Wasp at the Highland Theatre. Funny with familiar actors. Stan Lee makes his usual appearance late in the movie. Must remember that this venue has no air conditioning !

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. 6:30. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season. Will have pizza, prizes, 50/50 drawing and lots of fun. Sean has promised that the air conditioning will be working. Also come and meet his famous parents !

 

Please please help spread the word for the Food Bank.

https://www.facebook.com/Jednota-Lanes-Bowling-Center-257084611035557/

 

https://www.mapquest.com/us/ohio/jednota-lanes-355394906

 

Our own Cleveland Orchestra plays Star Wars music along with the movie at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls. Friday August 31st. Some members plan to attend . Let us know if you are interested. https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/18-blossom--summer/18-blossom-festival---concerts/2018-08-31-star-wars/

 

Picnic is September 2nd. Noon. Lake Front Dr and Chesterfield on Portage Lakes. Will eat and commune for a couple of hours and then we will see if we will have our annual 3-Hour Tour pontoon boat trip on Portage Lakes.

Per tradition: bring food to share, grillables, and beverage.

Already planned for our meal : cake, beans, chips.

 

William Shatner Tour comes to the Akron Civic Theatre. September 23rd at 5. Tickets start at $50. Discounts can be found through Groupon and Living Social e-mail discount services. Also there is a small discount on the tour’s website. Already been articles about the tour online. Nancy, Judy, Sherry, and Ted will be going. Ted is getting a VIP pass, which can only be purchased through Ticketmaster. They will show Wrath of Khan followed by a Q&A session. The VIPS get autographs, photos and a special patch.

Will forward a special email to Lagrange people about that discount. Here is the website: http://williamshatnertour.com/

 

October 12-14. This is a weekend of dilemnas. DeBord Halloween Party, Ghoulardifest and the introduction of a Supernatural convention are in Northeast Ohio at this time.

Creation Con is running the Supernatural event and it is called The Giving Back Tour. They raise money for a specific local charity at each location. This charity is Family Promise to help homeless families. https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_cleveland.htm

Some of us have pretty much decided to focus on going to Supernatural for fun instead of GhoulardiFest. Some of the reasons are that the bigger con will be more exciting and also we want to welcome back Creation Cons to Northeast Ohio.

GhoulardiFest has problems in that they are moving back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and want to split the activities up into separate buildings. Could hurt vendors and our chances of raising money. http://www.theghoulardifest.com/ However, if we can get enough people to show up for GhoulardiFest to raise money for the Cleveland Food Bank, that would be great. Please let us know if you are interested.

Big Chuck is feeling poorly lately and he is a good reason to show up for that Fest.

 

DeBord Halloween Party Oct. 13th. This is going to be at Derby Downs…maybe. They are facing some issues too, such as the City of Akron not being as supportive as they have been in the past.

Big Chuck and Lil John are planning to be there for the costume contest and pizza-eating contest at the same time as the GhoulardiFest. Doesn’t sound like a good idea. https://www.debordhalloweenfestival.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival—Decorator’s Breakfast Octob er 17. 8:30. Fairlawn Country Club.

Our last chance to make changes to their information and for our signage. 1 complimentary ticket for someone ! Good food. (see below for more about festival)

 

USS Lagrange Anniversary Party October 20th at Harbor Front Grille on Portage Lakes 5:00. Liked this place last year. New management and they have enlarged their space. http://www.harborakron.com/

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November. Will have a Food Bank table here. They plan to celebrate Superman’s 80th Birthday.

http://akroncomicon.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. We have sent in the form for this.

Our tree’s name (which is Larry’s idea) is “Have a Marvel-ous Christmas ! “

We will be decorating it November 13th.

https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Holiday-Tree-Festival.html

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--Look for Region One’s newest online newsletter and for Starfleet’s newest Communique in your emails or on their websites

--Starfleet is redoing their Facebook page. Still trying to explore the new website !

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Talked about all of the new Star Trek TV series and movies. Several have reservations about Quentin Tarantino. Also discussed Killjoys and the Dr. Who Shada special.

--Nancy reported on some of the panels from San Diego Con that could be viewed online. SyFyChannel, IMDB, and Marvel on YouTube probably still have many of the videos to be viewed.

--Send thoughts and prayers towards both of our Mikes. They are experiencing health problems. --Also to member, Cody Hauser. He and his wife, lost their baby.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail August 27th at 7:00.

 


USS Lagrange News May 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on May 30, 2018 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes May 29, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Kevin Sain, Mike Balough, Larry Brainerd, Gail, Vicky Wallis, Gail Cross , Judy Mosser and an appearance by Rocco, himself.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $181.09. Some funds were used for parade decorations.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmalls Another one will be a more casual event in partnership with the Rubber City Pop Culture Fest (which has cancelled their event in May). That will be in Cuyahoga Falls at Falls River Center on Front Street. The date for that is June 2 and will be part of the festivities surrounding the opening up of that street. They will have lots going on and yet another parade Lagrange may help with the events part. More info to follow. http://www.oddmall.info/uncategorized/oddmall-and-altered-realm-radio-present-river-city-pop-culture-fest/

Wizard World in Columbus June 8-10. Jason Momoa is back on the schedule--again !. May still be one to watch for because of other added guests as well. . https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/columbus

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con June 24th. We will have a Food Bank table here. Ted is already gathering items from the movie theatres as thank you gifts, etc. http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php?show=9&date=139

Youngstown Comic Con July 7th-8th. Mike alerted us to this since it is in his neck-of-the-woods. https://www.youngstowncomiccon.com/

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting, with more to come. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Business:

Debriefing: Oddmall May 6th. —Nancy and Ted attended this event at the Akron Convention Center. Some good shopping, entertainment and an enjoyable costume contest. Even Super Grover from Sesame Street swooped in for the contest.

 

Debriefing: Movie Outings—Various Lagrange members went to see the new Avengers movie and also Solo. Had a nice time and liked both films. Solo was a good old-fashioned adventure film.

 

Debriefing: Cuyahoga Falls Memorial Day Parade—Very hot morning but we survived it –mostly. Found cool places to hang out until the parade started, such as in First Watch restaurant and Giant Eagle grocery store for breakfast and other refreshments.

A slight hiccup occurred when the parade people had neglected to tell the police to put up their barricades so that the big floats could get through. That had to be rectified when our shuttlecraft almost did not make it around the corner.

Larry’s grand-kids joined us in the shuttlecraft (Charley and Ella) and did a good job.

Karlene drove, Larry and Ted walked it, and Nancy, Judy, Mike, Kevin, and the kids baked in the shuttle. Ted high-fived it all down the route while waving a Vulcan Hand Salute oven mitt.

Saw lots of family and friends along the way. Nancy’s niece, Emily, was in the Cuyahoga Falls High School Alumni band.

Saw other good units, including one horse group that appeared at the Kentucky Derby. They dress in 19th-century garb and were so good that they won the Best of Parade award.

The F-16s from Toledo almost missed the parade with their flyover, but they did make it eventually.

Ended with the annual ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery. The theme this year was Vietnam and the grand marshall, Lawrence McKay, spoke on his experiences during that war. The ceremony included some good music as well. Karlene presented our wreath.

Lagrange Won First Place in Novelty Category !

(pictures were shared. See attachment)

 

Pop Culture Fest, June 2nd on Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls. See above in convention listings. Some of us will be going to see how this turns out.

 

Future Movie Outings ? Dr. Who Genesis of the Daleks will be at the Cinenmark in Cuyahoga Falls on Monday, June 11th. Is complete with an introduction by Tom Baker. Also, July 6th is the premiere weekend for Antman and Wasp Woman. Sounds like fun. What does everyone think?

 

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con. June 24th. We will be doing our Food Bank table. See above in Convention Listings. Also check them out for other July convention events.

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. 6:30. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season.

 

Picnic is September 2nd. Noon. Lake Front Dr and Chesterfield on Portage Lakes. Will eat and commune for a couple of hours and then we will see if we will have our annual 3-Hour Tour pontoon boat trip on Portage Lakes.

 

William Shatner Tour comes to the Akron Civic Theatre. September 23rd at 5. Tickets start at $50. Discounts can be found through Groupon and Living Social e-mail discount services. Also there is a small discount on the tour’s website. Nancy, Judy, Sherry, and Ted will be there. Ted is getting a VIP pass, which can only be purchased through Ticketmaster. They will show Wrath of Khan followed by a Q&A session. The VIPS get autographs, photos and a special patch.

Will forward a special email to Lagrange people about that discount. Here is the website: http://williamshatnertour.com/

 

October 12-14. This is a weekend of dilemnas. Both Ghoulardifest and the introduction of a Supernatural convention are in Northeast Ohio at this time.

We have emailed Creation Con who is running the Supernatural event to see if they want us to do a charity table there because this is called The Giving Back Tour. They raise money for a specific local charity at each location. This charity is Family Promise to help homeless families. https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_cleveland.htm

The club pretty much decided to focus on Supernatural instead of GhoulardiFest. Some of the reasons are that the bigger con will be more exciting and also we want to welcome back Creation Cons to Northeast Ohio. GhoulardiFest has problems in that they are moving back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and want to split the activities up into separate buildings. Could hurt vendors and our chances of raising money. http://www.theghoulardifest.com/

More info to follow.

 

DeBord Halloween Party? No dates found yet online. Can only hope that is not the same weekend as the events listed above.

 

USS Lagrange Anniversary Party October 20th at On Tap on Portage Lakes 5:00. Liked this place last year.

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November.

 

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Received announcements of annual awards .

--Starfleet Academy is re-doing their website.

--Ruth Lane was elected to another term of Starfleet Region One Commander.

--Lagrange’s “Captain”, Nancy Milford, was promoted to the rank of Commodore at the Region One Summit. No pay raise goes with that honor.

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Nancy and Ted have finished kitchen renovation .

--Shared pictures of Nancy watching and celebrating Royal Wedding.

--Sarah Pavolko paid a visit to Nancy and Ted’s house. We can report that she is doing very well and has a new home and job in Richfield. She is working full time at the horse stables there.

--Shared pictures of Nancy and Ted’s grand-nephew, Noah (who is a member of Lagrange)

--Jason and Larry shared a video called Chris Pratt—My Dinosaur is My Service Animal. Very funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7HFXgyTya0

---Talked about Lost in Space, Deadpool 2, The Expanse series. Also James Cameron’s show about his history of science fiction. Our friend, Mark Dawidziak, was one of those interviewed.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail June 26th at 7:00.

 

 

 

 

USS Lagrange News May 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on May 30, 2018 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes May 29, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Kevin Sain, Mike Balough, Larry Brainerd, Gail, Vicky Wallis, Gail Cross , Judy Mosser and an appearance by Rocco, himself.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $181.09. Some funds were used for parade decorations.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmalls Another one will be a more casual event in partnership with the Rubber City Pop Culture Fest (which has cancelled their event in May). That will be in Cuyahoga Falls at Falls River Center on Front Street. The date for that is June 2 and will be part of the festivities surrounding the opening up of that street. They will have lots going on and yet another parade Lagrange may help with the events part. More info to follow. http://www.oddmall.info/uncategorized/oddmall-and-altered-realm-radio-present-river-city-pop-culture-fest/

Wizard World in Columbus June 8-10. Jason Momoa is back on the schedule--again !. May still be one to watch for because of other added guests as well. . https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/columbus

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con June 24th. We will have a Food Bank table here. Ted is already gathering items from the movie theatres as thank you gifts, etc. http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php?show=9&date=139

Youngstown Comic Con July 7th-8th. Mike alerted us to this since it is in his neck-of-the-woods. https://www.youngstowncomiccon.com/

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting, with more to come. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Business:

Debriefing: Oddmall May 6th. —Nancy and Ted attended this event at the Akron Convention Center. Some good shopping, entertainment and an enjoyable costume contest. Even Super Grover from Sesame Street swooped in for the contest.

 

Debriefing: Movie Outings—Various Lagrange members went to see the new Avengers movie and also Solo. Had a nice time and liked both films. Solo was a good old-fashioned adventure film.

 

Debriefing: Cuyahoga Falls Memorial Day Parade—Very hot morning but we survived it –mostly. Found cool places to hang out until the parade started, such as in First Watch restaurant and Giant Eagle grocery store for breakfast and other refreshments.

A slight hiccup occurred when the parade people had neglected to tell the police to put up their barricades so that the big floats could get through. That had to be rectified when our shuttlecraft almost did not make it around the corner.

Larry’s grand-kids joined us in the shuttlecraft (Charley and Ella) and did a good job.

Karlene drove, Larry and Ted walked it, and Nancy, Judy, Mike, Kevin, and the kids baked in the shuttle. Ted high-fived it all down the route while waving a Vulcan Hand Salute oven mitt.

Saw lots of family and friends along the way. Nancy’s niece, Emily, was in the Cuyahoga Falls High School Alumni band.

Saw other good units, including one horse group that appeared at the Kentucky Derby. They dress in 19th-century garb and were so good that they won the Best of Parade award.

The F-16s from Toledo almost missed the parade with their flyover, but they did make it eventually.

Ended with the annual ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery. The theme this year was Vietnam and the grand marshall, Lawrence McKay, spoke on his experiences during that war. The ceremony included some good music as well. Karlene presented our wreath.

Lagrange Won First Place in Novelty Category !

(pictures were shared. See attachment)

 

Pop Culture Fest, June 2nd on Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls. See above in convention listings. Some of us will be going to see how this turns out.

 

Future Movie Outings ? Dr. Who Genesis of the Daleks will be at the Cinenmark in Cuyahoga Falls on Monday, June 11th. Is complete with an introduction by Tom Baker. Also, July 6th is the premiere weekend for Antman and Wasp Woman. Sounds like fun. What does everyone think?

 

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con. June 24th. We will be doing our Food Bank table. See above in Convention Listings. Also check them out for other July convention events.

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. 6:30. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season.

 

Picnic is September 2nd. Noon. Lake Front Dr and Chesterfield on Portage Lakes. Will eat and commune for a couple of hours and then we will see if we will have our annual 3-Hour Tour pontoon boat trip on Portage Lakes.

 

William Shatner Tour comes to the Akron Civic Theatre. September 23rd at 5. Tickets start at $50. Discounts can be found through Groupon and Living Social e-mail discount services. Also there is a small discount on the tour’s website. Nancy, Judy, Sherry, and Ted will be there. Ted is getting a VIP pass, which can only be purchased through Ticketmaster. They will show Wrath of Khan followed by a Q&A session. The VIPS get autographs, photos and a special patch.

Will forward a special email to Lagrange people about that discount. Here is the website: http://williamshatnertour.com/

 

October 12-14. This is a weekend of dilemnas. Both Ghoulardifest and the introduction of a Supernatural convention are in Northeast Ohio at this time.

We have emailed Creation Con who is running the Supernatural event to see if they want us to do a charity table there because this is called The Giving Back Tour. They raise money for a specific local charity at each location. This charity is Family Promise to help homeless families. https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_cleveland.htm

The club pretty much decided to focus on Supernatural instead of GhoulardiFest. Some of the reasons are that the bigger con will be more exciting and also we want to welcome back Creation Cons to Northeast Ohio. GhoulardiFest has problems in that they are moving back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and want to split the activities up into separate buildings. Could hurt vendors and our chances of raising money. http://www.theghoulardifest.com/

More info to follow.

 

DeBord Halloween Party? No dates found yet online. Can only hope that is not the same weekend as the events listed above.

 

USS Lagrange Anniversary Party October 20th at On Tap on Portage Lakes 5:00. Liked this place last year.

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November.

 

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Received announcements of annual awards .

--Starfleet Academy is re-doing their website.

--Ruth Lane was elected to another term of Starfleet Region One Commander.

--Lagrange’s “Captain”, Nancy Milford, was promoted to the rank of Commodore at the Region One Summit. No pay raise goes with that honor.

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Nancy and Ted have finished kitchen renovation .

--Shared pictures of Nancy watching and celebrating Royal Wedding.

--Sarah Pavolko paid a visit to Nancy and Ted’s house. We can report that she is doing very well and has a new home and job in Richfield. She is working full time at the horse stables there.

--Shared pictures of Nancy and Ted’s grand-nephew, Noah (who is a member of Lagrange)

--Jason and Larry shared a video called Chris Pratt—My Dinosaur is My Service Animal. Very funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7HFXgyTya0

---Talked about Lost in Space, Deadpool 2, The Expanse series. Also James Cameron’s show about his history of science fiction. Our friend, Mark Dawidziak, was one of those interviewed.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail June 26th at 7:00.

 

 

 

 

USS Lagrange News April 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on May 2, 2018 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes April 24, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Jon Dodson, Kevin Sain, Sean Patterson.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $226.84.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmalls (several locations and dates). One coming in Akron this weekend May 5-6 . Free. Arts, crafts, collectibles, costumes, live music. Fun. https://www.oddmall.info/emporium-of-the-weird/

Another one will be a more casual event in partnership with the Rubber City Pop Culture Fest (which has cancelled their event in May). That will be in Cuyahoga Falls at Falls River Center on Front Street. The date for that is June 2 and will be part of the festivities surrounding the opening up of that street. They will have lots going on and yet another parade Lagrange may help with the events part. More info to follow. http://www.oddmall.info/uncategorized/oddmall-and-altered-realm-radio-present-river-city-pop-culture-fest/

Wizard World in Columbus June 8-10. Jason Momoa has cancelled out again !. May still be one to watch for though. They will be announcing more guests, but have a decent line-up nonetheless. https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/columbus

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con June 24th. We will have a Food Bank table here. Ted is already gathering items from the movie theatres as thank you gifts, etc. http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php?show=9&date=139

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting, with more to come. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Business:

Debriefing: Steel City Con April 13-15. Ted, Nancy and Karlene attended.

Met Bruce Dern who lots of good stories about his westerns, Alfred Hitchcock and Silent Running. Also Terry Farrell (Dax in Deep Space 9) who has recently married her “dream husband”—Adam Nimoy ! Karlene was a special fan of Terry.

Also said hello to Michael Dorn, Annabeth Gish (X-Files)and Brenda Strong (Supergirl). Brenda was in a ST:NG episode. Nancy talked to Annabeth about a series called The Bridge.

Ted spoke with Alice Cooper. They particularly discussed Alice playing Herod in the recent TV production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Apparently lots of surprises during that live broadcast.

We all met Ian McDiarmid who plays the Emperor in Star Wars. Nancy also talked to him about a TV movie that he made about a Welsh writer which starred Anthony Hopkins. She quoted some of his lines, which he applauded. Then…..as Ted was getting an autographed photo for niece, Emily, she called him on the phone. Ian proceded to take the phone from Ted and spoke to Emily in his Emperor voice. He is now deaf in that ear from Emily screaming in joy. His managers said that he never does things like that for people.

 

Movie Outings

Avengers: Infinity War –already attended in April by Ted, Nancy, Karlene, and Kevin at the Highland Theatre. While there, Ted talked to them about more posters and theatre seats for the Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival.

Action Needed ! Solo: Starts the weekend of May 24th. Let us know if you are interested and vote for what theatre, date and time.

 

 

Memorial Day Parade in Cuyahoga Falls, May 28th,step-off is 9:00. Cemetery presentation and program at 11 in Oakwood Cemetery. The theme is the 50th anniversary of the 1968 escalation of fighting in Vietnam. Still thinking about how to honor this event with decorations. George Takei in Green Berets?

http://www.cityofcf.com/activity/memorial-day-parade-ceremony

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season.

 

?Picnic ?

Note: We have been added to the club list on Celestial Attic’s website. A place for weekly reporting of “geeky offerings”. Who knows who we will hear from because of this ! Could be good for us. https://celestialattic.wordpress.com/about/

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Scholarship Awards

--New Starfleet Manager of Human Resources

--Several job openings in the office of Starfleet’s Vice-Commander

--New Director of Starfleet Marketing and Branding

--Currently in the middle of another election for Commander of Region One. Ruth Lane is once again in the running. Also, Steve Parmley is saying that he will re-do Region One’s website if elected.

--Treasury Report of Region One was sent out

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Nancy and Ted are undergoing a kitchen renovation . They are also dealing with various family illnesses and the death of Nancy’s father. Thanks yous to Larry, Bob and Julie for coming to the calling hours. Larry enjoyed all of the ham radio cards and objects. Also, it turned out that our officiant is a friend of Jon’s. Both Hudson pastors. Nancy has a lot of sci-fi-loving relatives.

--Thoughts and prayers for Mike and Debbie Witherby with their difficult health issues.

-- Talked about Lost in Space and NCIS series. Also James Cameron’s new show about his history of science fiction and we discussed his movies like Avatar.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail May 29th at 7:00. Will be doing a lot of planning for events coming up soon afterwards.

 

 

 


USS Lagrange News April 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on May 2, 2018 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes April 24, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Jon Dodson, Kevin Sain, Sean Patterson.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $226.84.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmalls (several locations and dates). One coming in Akron this weekend May 5-6 . Free. Arts, crafts, collectibles, costumes, live music. Fun. https://www.oddmall.info/emporium-of-the-weird/

Another one will be a more casual event in partnership with the Rubber City Pop Culture Fest (which has cancelled their event in May). That will be in Cuyahoga Falls at Falls River Center on Front Street. The date for that is June 2 and will be part of the festivities surrounding the opening up of that street. They will have lots going on and yet another parade Lagrange may help with the events part. More info to follow. http://www.oddmall.info/uncategorized/oddmall-and-altered-realm-radio-present-river-city-pop-culture-fest/

Wizard World in Columbus June 8-10. Jason Momoa has cancelled out again !. May still be one to watch for though. They will be announcing more guests, but have a decent line-up nonetheless. https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/columbus

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con June 24th. We will have a Food Bank table here. Ted is already gathering items from the movie theatres as thank you gifts, etc. http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php?show=9&date=139

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting, with more to come. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

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Business:

Debriefing: Steel City Con April 13-15. Ted, Nancy and Karlene attended.

Met Bruce Dern who lots of good stories about his westerns, Alfred Hitchcock and Silent Running. Also Terry Farrell (Dax in Deep Space 9) who has recently married her “dream husband”—Adam Nimoy ! Karlene was a special fan of Terry.

Also said hello to Michael Dorn, Annabeth Gish (X-Files)and Brenda Strong (Supergirl). Brenda was in a ST:NG episode. Nancy talked to Annabeth about a series called The Bridge.

Ted spoke with Alice Cooper. They particularly discussed Alice playing Herod in the recent TV production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Apparently lots of surprises during that live broadcast.

We all met Ian McDiarmid who plays the Emperor in Star Wars. Nancy also talked to him about a TV movie that he made about a Welsh writer which starred Anthony Hopkins. She quoted some of his lines, which he applauded. Then…..as Ted was getting an autographed photo for niece, Emily, she called him on the phone. Ian proceded to take the phone from Ted and spoke to Emily in his Emperor voice. He is now deaf in that ear from Emily screaming in joy. His managers said that he never does things like that for people.

 

Movie Outings

Avengers: Infinity War –already attended in April by Ted, Nancy, Karlene, and Kevin at the Highland Theatre. While there, Ted talked to them about more posters and theatre seats for the Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival.

Action Needed ! Solo: Starts the weekend of May 24th. Let us know if you are interested and vote for what theatre, date and time.

 

 

Memorial Day Parade in Cuyahoga Falls, May 28th,step-off is 9:00. Cemetery presentation and program at 11 in Oakwood Cemetery. The theme is the 50th anniversary of the 1968 escalation of fighting in Vietnam. Still thinking about how to honor this event with decorations. George Takei in Green Berets?

http://www.cityofcf.com/activity/memorial-day-parade-ceremony

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season.

 

?Picnic ?

Note: We have been added to the club list on Celestial Attic’s website. A place for weekly reporting of “geeky offerings”. Who knows who we will hear from because of this ! Could be good for us. https://celestialattic.wordpress.com/about/

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Scholarship Awards

--New Starfleet Manager of Human Resources

--Several job openings in the office of Starfleet’s Vice-Commander

--New Director of Starfleet Marketing and Branding

--Currently in the middle of another election for Commander of Region One. Ruth Lane is once again in the running. Also, Steve Parmley is saying that he will re-do Region One’s website if elected.

--Treasury Report of Region One was sent out

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Nancy and Ted are undergoing a kitchen renovation . They are also dealing with various family illnesses and the death of Nancy’s father. Thanks yous to Larry, Bob and Julie for coming to the calling hours. Larry enjoyed all of the ham radio cards and objects. Also, it turned out that our officiant is a friend of Jon’s. Both Hudson pastors. Nancy has a lot of sci-fi-loving relatives.

--Thoughts and prayers for Mike and Debbie Witherby with their difficult health issues.

-- Talked about Lost in Space and NCIS series. Also James Cameron’s new show about his history of science fiction and we discussed his movies like Avatar.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail May 29th at 7:00. Will be doing a lot of planning for events coming up soon afterwards.

 

 

 


USS Lagrange News January 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on February 7, 2018 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes January 30th, 2018, Rocco’s Pizza

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Mike Balough, Judy Mosser, Jason Kyer, Jon Dodson.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $163.84.

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Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmalls (several locations and dates). New website. They have an upcoming one in Canton on February 17-18. Free. Arts, crafts, collectibles, costumes, live music. Fun. http://oddmall.info/ohio/

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Business:

Debriefing: HolidayParty at Judy Mosser’s House

• Talosian action figure was won by Gary Kruger in the gift exchange game. He (the Talosian) then briefly took his place in the Nativity scene, per tradition

• Lots of good food. Good job everyone

• Jon brought his little daughter, Ellen, who was delighted in their winning a giant box of chocolates

• Discussed Starfleet News

• Watched the entire first season of Star Trek: Discovery on Judy’s big screen TV. Lots of discussion, which still continued into January’s meeting

• A round of applause at the meeting for Judy’s hospitality. Shared pictures (see attached).

 

Wizard World, Cleveland. March 2-4 Participating members at our Food Bank Table are: Nancy, Ted, Karlene, Judy (and family?), Erik Keenan? (and family?), Jon Dodson, Jason Kyer. Other friends and family members will be in attendance as well.

As stated, we will be raising money for the Cleveland Food Bank. A few free weekend passes and some half-price passes for those working the event. Groupon and other email discount opportunities may be helpful for those who have financial issues. Can be a very good deal.

Major celebrities, such as Jason Momoa, David Tennant, and Stan Lee, will be among the many guests. Excellent cosplay.

We discussed hotels such as the attached Hilton Hotel and the nearby Drury. Also nearby is The Westin.

Note: this is Oscar weekend, just to add an extra bit of excitement. Let us know if you are interested in participating, or just plain going for fun.

We are also finding places to publicize this great event with posters and info cards. If you can help with this, let us know. We help Wizard World, Wizard World helps us.

https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/cleveland

Steel City Con in Monroeville Pennsylvania, April 13-15 Ted, Nancy and Karlene, and Judy will make this journey to see Terry Ferrell, Michael Dorn, Bruce Dern, Annabeth Gish, William Katt, Barbara Eden, and from Star Wars, Ian McDiarmid, the Emperor himself.

Another just-for-fun trip.

https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

Memorial Day Parade in Cuyahoga Falls, May 28th,step-off is 9:00. More info to follow, but we have received the paperwork for this.

 

Future Polka King or Queen? Ted, Karlene, and Nancy had a “closed” session (a little discussion on the side) about this. Stay tuned.

Starfleet News

--Robert Westfall, commander of Starfleet, is stepping down. Here we go again..

---Already controversy over who is eligible to be appointed for the new second-in-command

--Still looking for a new Recruiting and Retention Officer for our Region One

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be in August at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Reminded the gentlemen, that Valentine’s Day was coming up. Sisters and mothers need some chocolate too !

--Nancy and Ted are undergoing a kitchen renovation in the near future. They are also dealing with various family illnesses.

--Found out about one of Jason’s past girlfriends. That rascal !

--Found homes for a couple of Dreama’s hand-made Vulcan harps.

--Lots of good discussion of Oscar nominees (Shape of Water is science fiction and is not strange to us, though it seems to be for entertainment reporters) and also new TV series such as Black Lightning.

--Also good talk about Star Trek buzz. John Cho is rumored to be interested in Star Trek: Discovery. Doug Jones of that series is the star of Shape of Water, by the way, as are some Stargate and Forever Knight actors. Of major interest was Quentin Tarantino possibly directing the next movie and it being rated R. Bizarre, but strangely fascinating.

--Shared past captain, Steve Stein and his wife’s, Christmas photo and card.

--Mike Balough is having some health issues again. Keep him in thoughts and prayers.

 

--Late Exciting News ! Barbara Buffington (past Lagrange member) has invited us to her ship, Ohio, and their 20th Anniversary Party ! It is February 10th at 2:00 at a yummy Italian restaurant in Barberton called Angie’s. Please RSVP (let her know if you can come (or not) at [email protected]

 

Next meeting is February 27th at Rocco’s. Not sure if we will have a fun annual event during this or not…but come and find out ! Also, this will be the last chance for us to plan for Wizard World.

 



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